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Salmanazar Scores Off The Layoff In Texas Glitter

Starlight Racing’s speedster Salmanazar, racing for the first time on grass, jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back to earn his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Texas Glitter at Gulfstream Park. The fourth running of the Texas Glitter, a five-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-olds, shared the spotlight on a 13-race program with […]

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Wellabled Scores By Seven Lengths In Turfway’s Forego

Wellabled was fifth out of the gate but surged quickly between horses to set all the pace in the 34th running of the $50,000 black type Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Friday, Jan. 19. The 4-year-old son of Shackleford drew away unchallenged to win by seven lengths over the stalking Lanier, while Crewman, last year’s […]

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RMTC Auctioning Famous Racehorse Halters To Raise Funds For ‘Tactical Research’

Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 to encourage tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Romans Takes Sole Possession Of Churchill Title For All-Time Leading Trainer

The wait is finally over for trainer Dale Romans. He has achieved his longtime dream. The South Louisville native took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the 143-year-old history of Churchill Downs from Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott when 2-year-old Storm Runner ($6.80) cruised to a 4 ½-length […]

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Darby Dan: Dialed In’s 2018 Fee Increased To $25,000

Darby Dan Farm has set 2018 stud fees for its roster of eight stallions set to stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In whose fee has been moved to $25,000 S&N (Dialed In stood for $15,000 S&N in 2017). The champion first-crop sire of 2016, Dialed In is currently the leading second-crop sire […]

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Romans Becomes Second Trainer To Reach 700-Win Milestone At Churchill Downs

South Louisville native Dale Romans became only the second trainer in Churchill Downs history to win 700 career races beneath the track’s iconic Twin Spires when 2-year-old Promises Fulfilled won Sunday’s seventh race by four lengths under jockey Robby Albarado. More importantly, the milestone victory put the 51-year-old horseman just one win back of joining […]

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Dream It Is Maintains Her Perfect Record With Schuylerville Romp

Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is has now won all three of her career starts, including Friday’s G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga by nine lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford had previously won both of her starts at Woodbine, including a listed stake, but those had come over the Tapeta. Trainer Barbara Minshall shipped the […]

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Tapwrit ‘Solid,’ Meantime ‘Comfortable’ In Breezes For Belmont Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Tapwrit and Patch, his two likely Belmont Stakes contenders, to the Belmont training track Saturday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million “Test of the Champion” on June 10. Tapwrit, winner of the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in March and sixth in the Kentucky Derby last time […]

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Pletcher: Malagacy’s ‘Lazy Side’ May Help Him Handle Arkansas Derby Distance

Malagacy hasn’t always been seen as a contender for the Kentucky Derby, though he’ll likely be one of the favorites in this Saturday’s G1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. In fact, the first time trainer Todd Pletcher entered the son of Shackleford was in a $75,000 maiden claiming race. “Part of the reason why we […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Malagacy Shines For Shackleford

With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has been in the horse business […]

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